Balaghi opens UNT Art History Lecture Series

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 15:51

What: Iranian author, cultural historian and fellow at Brown University Dr. Shiva Balaghi will start off this fall's Art History Lecture Series, co- sponsored by: the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute (CAMCSI) and the College of Visual Arts and Design's (CVAD) Art History program. Balaghi will lecture about masculinity in contemporary Iranian art.

When: 5 p.m. Oct. 15 (Monday)

Where: Art Building room 223, one block west of Mulberry and Welch streets

Cost: Free

Contact: Nada Shabout at 682-559-6645 or

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Dr. Shiva Balaghi will lecture on "Masculinity in Contemporary Iranian Art" on Oct. 15 (Monday) at the University of North Texas as the first speaker for the 2012-13 academic year in the Art History Lecture Series. Her visit to campus is sponsored by the College of Visual Arts and Design's (CVAD) Art History program and the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute (CAMCSI).

Balaghi's free lecture will begin at 5 p.m. in the Art Building room 223, one block west of Mulberry and Welch streets.

For more information, visit the CVAD calendar.

About Dr. Shiva Balaghi:

Dr. Shiva Balaghi is a visiting assistant professor of Iranian Studies in the departments of History and History of Art and Architecture and an International Humanities Fellow at the Cogut Center for the Humanities at Brown University, where she will be completing a book on the cultural history of Iran from the mid-nineteenth century through the present. She is a cultural historian of the Middle East with special interests in the interrelated histories of colonialism, nationalism, gender and visual culture. She has published widely on contemporary Iranian visual culture and is vice president of the American Institute of Iranian Studies and an editor of the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP), established in 1971. She has published numerous articles on Iranian intellectual history and visual culture, and her writing has been translated into Chinese, Arabic, Persian and Turkish. She has taught history and women's studies at the University of Michigan, the University of Vermont and New York University.

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